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    According to an article by Alex Kessler published in February 2020 in the Centre for financial inclusion magazine, finances are the most common stress factors amongst Kenyans and managing that stress through financial wellness can have real benefits to a person’s health. Financial wellness is the ability to have a healthy financial life. It means your debts are payable and one has ample day to day, emergency and retirement funds. According to the Kenya Bureau...

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    HEALTH NUGGET ON BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

    What is breast cancer? It is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the breast tissues, in both women and men. It is more common in women than men but more aggressive in men. Why talk about breast cancer now? Several reasons: - 1) Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer in Kenya. Every year it is estimated that 6,000 (12.5%) Kenyans are diagnosed with breast cancer out of a total of 47,900...

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    WHY HEALTH INSURANCE IS A NECESSITY IN KENYA

    Why health insurance is a necessity in Kenya Martin is a 30-year-old recently employed man who experienced first-hand the importance of having a health cover. Two years ago, Martin’s dad had a heart attack that saw him admitted at one of the best private hospitals in the country. At the end of the first week, his father’s medical bill was a whooping KShs 1.5 million. Luckily, for him, his parents who are civil servants enjoy...

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    DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS AND COVID-19

    It is very important to know and do something about prevention deep venous thrombosis with the extension of the lockdown. A. What is Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)? This is the clumping of blood cells in the deep-seated veins called clots. Doctors call this deep venous thrombosis. The clots commonly occur in the lower legs, thighs or pelvis. B. How is Covid-19 linked with blood clots? a. Covid-19 as a disease, predisposes us to blood clots. These blood clots...

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    COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND RETURN TO WORK MEASURES

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